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Trial Date Scheduled For Defendant Charged With Distribution Of Fentanyl That Resulted In The Death Of Another

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville man recently charged by federal grand jury indictment with distribution of fentanyl that resulted in the death of another, is scheduled for jury trial on November 13, 2017, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, today announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


Jihad A. Haqq, 37,  remains in federal custody as ordered by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on September 13, 2017.


According to the single-count indictment, on March 11, 2017, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, defendant Haqq knowingly and intentionally distributed a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a schedule II controlled substance. The death and serious bodily injury of P.S. was the alleged result of the use of the substance distributed by Haqq.


If convicted of the offense at trial, defendant Haqq could be sentenced to at least 20 years in prison including life, fined $1,000,000 and ordered to serve up to and including a life period of supervised release.


This case is being prosecution by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert B. Bonar and  Erin G. McKenzie. This case is being investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).



The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty 


Updated September 22, 2017

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